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. >> i think mr. norquist has made a very, very important statement. >> reporter: 24 hours later, norquist was in full retreat. in a "new york times" column, and with nbc news. when asked about letting the bush tax cuts expire. >> they're just going out of business, they're disappearing. so why does that violate your pledge? >> in changing the 2001/2003 rules you are dramatically increasing revenue. you're increasing the total cost of government. >> reporter: budget negotiators slammed him for closing the door. >> if you insist those people pay their fair share, just like the vast majority of us already do, shame on you, grover norquist. let's have some patriotism. >> reporter: grover norquist's bottom line? he once told npr, i don't want to abolish government, i want to reduce it to the size where i can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> up next, the royal wedding dress and the princess who wore it. great britain's new crown jewel. >>> if you were left off the guest list of the royal wedding earlier this year, this c
would violate that pledge. not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase. mr. norquist told us. so it doesn't violate the pledge? we wouldn't hold it that way, he said. norquist had pointed out that republicans could allow the bush tax cuts to expire and raise government revenue by as much as $4 trillion over the next decade without violating the grover norquist pledge. the pledge to him to oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates. this made democrats very excited. >> grover norquist, the hall monitor when it comes to enforcing the republican party's anti-tax pledge, has given house republicans a hall pass. they should use it. >> i think mr. norquist has made a very, very important statement that i hope that they each take into consideration. >> less than 40 minutes after congressman hoyer praised the development, norquist appeared on this network to clarify that though allowing the bush tax cuts to expire may not technically violate his pledge, that does not mean republicans should actually do it. >> now, hoyer is wrong. there are certain things
this morning mentioned it, so if mr. norquist was taking a position that is reasonable that expiring tax cuts under existing law were not tax increases that creates a lot of breathing room for us and head room. >> a lot. >> but my understanding is that he has gone back on that, and so revenues have to be part of it, and, you know, when i talk candidly to many of the republican colleagues, they understand that. and they are worried about the revenues and not getting the cuts, and there is anxiety on the net level of negotiation, but most folks understand that when we are spending 22% of the gdp and collecting revenues lower than the eisenhower era at 15%, that doesn't work. >> congressman, under the gun today? if not today, a deal by friday? what do you think? >> well, honestly, i don't know, but what i do know is that we have to have a deal and we cannot allow america to default. if you are eric cantor and want to have more tax cuts or nancy pelosi to put more money into the infrastructure spending, and that is additional expense to the taxpayer, and everybody loses. we cannot allow this top
today. i think it is particularly important as republicans who signed a pledge, a pledge to mr. norquist saying they would not deal with revenues. i think he's made a very, very important statement that i hope they each take into consideration. >> grover norquist, the hall monitor when it comes to enforcing the republican party anti-tax pledge has given house republicans a hall pass. they should use it. this is a coded message from one of the truest believers in the republican party that it's time for conservatives to step back from the brink. >> so, that's it, right? >> the hall monitor. >> i'm glad we have one. >> right. >> we need one person. everybody, as we say here, all the editorial writers praise any leader that does the easy thing, raising taxes. the tough thing is going in and cutting the budget. >> right. >> raising taxes isn't that easy for a politician. >> come on now. >> the main thing -- >> they are good at it. >> norquist is regrouping. >> i think he got some calls. >> i think he got some calls. >> there are certain things you can do technically and not violate the pledge
a pledge, pledge to mr. norquist, saying they would not in any way deal with revenues, i think mr. norquist has made a very, very important statement that i hope they each take into consideration. in the "washington post" edtorial, it says this, the kansas of extending president george bush's tax cuts for another decade could be pursued without being accused of breaking their promise, said grover norquist. the quote is this, not continuing, this is mr. norquist, a quote, not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase. that, of course, was discussed when they were talking about ethanol, tax benefit in the senate. but i'm hopeful that speaker boehner who has indicated he wants to have a large, grand design, will be able to pursue that in a balanced way so that we can put our country on a sound fiscal path and as importantly, bring our country out of this deepest of recessions that anybody has experienced since the great depression. that will be a plan we can implement, agree upon and do so in the next few days. thank you very much. >> can you talk about -- when you talk about thos
is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. moran: mr. speaker, according to grover norquist who is apparently the real republican strategist, this is about ensuring that democrats will never again have the revenue to govern as democrats. but what does he mean by that? is he talking about when roosevelt rescued us from the great depression? in the 1930's? or when saved the world for democracy in the 1940's? or when we built the middle class with the g.i. bill in the late 1940's? or when we won the race to space in the early 1960's? or when we started medicare and passed civil rights laws in the mid 1960's? or when president clinton raised taxes, balanced thebudget, generated $20 million -- 20 million new jobs, cut poverty, grew the middle class, passed on projected surpluses as far as the eye could see and enabled those at the top tax rates to take home more after tax income than in any prior time in american history? the fact is that democrats have made this nationreat by investing in all our people and by raising the revenue necessary to meet our obligations and to secure our future. this is the alt
angry about what the president has done. >> mr. steele, are you ready to concede that many of your colleagues worship at the altar of grover norquist? and i'm quoting dana. >> i appreciate that, you know, dana's religious reference there. but the reality of it is that with or without grover norquist, there are a lot of republicans consistent with our platform and more importantly our philosophy going back to our founding that talks about a free enterprise system, free market system. and so those things that touch on taxes and spending, really do matter to folks and that is clear as we discussed before reverend in this past election. >> we see a problem, michael steele, and dana, when this was all over. and the republicans and democrats go back to their districts. and a few months stand for reelection. people will say, where are the jobs? there's all of the fiscal language, all of the technical its. the tea party people promised jobs last year. democrats need to provide jobs. at the end of the day, where are the jobs? is that not going to be the problem for both sides here? >> go ah
. mcgovern: i yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from virginia, mr. moran. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. moran: mr. speaker, according to grover norquist who is apparently the real republican strategist, this is about ensuring that democrats will never again have the revenue to govern as democrats. but what does he mean by that? is he talking about when roosevelt rescued us from the great depression? in the 1930's? or when we saved the world for democracy in the 1940's? or when we built the middle class with the g.i. bill in the late 1940's? or when we won the race to space in the early 1960's? or when we started medicare and passed civil rights laws in the mid 1960's? or when president clinton raised taxes, balanced the budget, generated $20 million -- 20 million new jobs, cut poverty, grew the middle class, passed on projected surpluses as far as the eye could see and enabled those at the top tax rates to take home more after tax income than in any prior time in american history? the fact is that democrats have made this
, but not by them. >> okay, pat. otherwise known at mrs. o'leery's cow. just kidding, of course. you are a patriot in our onstrange way, pat buchanan. >> america first. >> oftentimes it has been. >>> the most powerful man americans probably never heard of, grover norquist with the naent tax pledge and republicans hog-tied supporting his pes on the debt fight. let's talk to one of the most powerful men in america. when we come back, grover norquist, when we come back in a moment. you're watching "hardball" on msnbc. you name it. i've tried it. but nothing's helped me beat my back pain. then i tried this. it's salonpas. this is the relief i've been looking for. salonpas has 2 powerful pain fighting ingredients that work for up to 12 hours. and my pharmacist told me it's the only otc pain patch approved for sale using the same rigorous clinical testing that's required for prescription pain medications. proven. powerful. safe. salonpas. >>> the president passed over a harvard professor liz whether warren, the driving force behind the bureau's kreegs and supported passionate by many on the progressive
. >> okay, pat. otherwise known at mrs. o'leery's cow. just kidding, of course. you are a patriot in your own strange way, pat buchanan. >> america first. >> oftentimes it has been. >>> the most powerful man americans probably never heard of, grover norquist, with the anti-tax republicans are hog-tied supporting his position on the debt. let's talk to one of the most powerful men in america. when we come back. grover norquist, when we come back in a moment. you're watching "hardball" on msnbc. >> in a bit of you a surprise this there a fluly financial bureau. passing over elizabeth warren who was the driving force of course behind the bureau's creation and has supported passionate by many on the pro resive left. with warren's strong opposition and talk she could run for the senate -- heard it myself up in massachusetts -- against the new senator, scott brown. we'll be right back. [ dr. ling ] i need to get the results from the m.r.i. see if the blood work is ready. review ms. cooper's history. and i want to see katie before she goes home. [ male announcer ] with integrated healthcare solu
will be paid for this, but not by them. >> okay, pat. otherwise known at mrs. o'leery's cow. just kidding, of course. you are a patriot in your own strange way, pat buchanan. >> america first. >> oftentimes it has been. >>> the most powerful man americans probably never heard of, grover norquist, with the anti-tax republicans are hog-tied supporting his position on the debt. let's talk to one of the most powerful men in america. when we come back. grover norquist, when we come back in a moment. you're watching "hardball" on msnbc. this past year alone there was a 93% increase in cyber attacks. in financial transactions... on devices... in social interactions... and applications in the cloud. some companies are worried. some, not so much. thanks to a network that secures it all and knows what to keep in, and what to keep out. outsmart the threats. see how at cisco.com cisco. >> in a bit of you a surprise this there a fluly financial bureau. passing over elizabeth warren who was the driving force of course behind the bureau's creation and has supported passionate by many on the pro resive l
. >> they took his pledge mr. i pledge not to raise taxes, 235 of them. it's about issues in an election having done so. i don't know if it's grover norq norquist per se -- they said six months ago, i'm not going to raise them, i've now raised them. they're done. the tea party people and the other people will punish them and run candidates against them. >> what is the tipping point where you never heard this guy's name before. >> he's been around for a long time. >> not to this degree where he's had the holy grail. >> the tax pledge since the reagan era. >> didn't matter. >> when you take it, what you say is what harold and i were talking about. i was going to say, look, i was going to raise tariffs and i cut other taxes because i think the tax code needs to be changed. but the revenue of the country, republicans believe 18% to 19%, or 20%, which would be at full employment, that's as high as you go, but with the state revenue at 12 or 13, that's as high as you go before the government kills the government economy. >> grover norquist live with a reduced corporate tax rate, higher workers and if
. host: karen, you are on the air with mr. fitch. go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. i have presented over 2000 positions to strengthen social security. we did group visits, town halls. i am offended by my representative signing the norquist letter. he has nothing to do with our district. how dare he signed that letter. -- sign that letter. host: do you think he made an impact by delivering those petitions? caller: he absolutely blew me off. other people brought up the same subject and he changed the subject. host: will you continue to try to reach out? caller: yes. my representative said, -- what he said when he was running for office is completely different from what he is doing now. host: what do you think of that experience? guest: freshman legislators are still learning the ropes. we help them integrate the data. this class is obviously a little different than others. have been cohesive. they have come into office time. -- into office in a short period of time. most issues are not medicare, medicaid, social security, and those are very important issues. if you look at t
the vote in 2012 n. an interview on cnn after speaker boehner announced he was abandoned debt talks, mr. nordquist says it is gambling to get that far, rather than close the government down or go into default, go to the next election and fix things then. that is the statement from grover norquist. dick emery is weighing in on this topic. you can do so. what is president obama and the democrats not understand? how republicans are not going to raise taxes, period, with two exclamation points. stoelten, new york, tom, good morning. >> caller: yeah, your previous caller made a lot of misstatements in statistical spend. nobody is suggesting the rich is going to pay 100% of the debt. even if we taxed all the rich, no one suggested that they would cover every penny of the debt, but we've lost a trillion dollars through the bush tax cuts for the past 10 years that were extended a couple years ago. the rich have been paying the lowest tax rate necessary over 75 years when our country is short of revenues. it is a revenue problem and basically we need to tax the rich and i've never seen a more re
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